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Allie Long’s World Cup win motivates, inspires coaches and players at her old Long Island high school

Posted at 2:10 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 16:00:40-04

NORTHPORT, New York — The phenomenal success of the U.S. women’s soccer team is inspiring a new generation of young, female athletes.

In soccer player Allie Long's hometown, coaches are using her achievements as motivation.

"I think it's great for the community, for the program. It gives girls that vision - that goal for them to take it to the highest level. They know it's attainable because somebody in their own community has achieved the highest level," said Northport varsity soccer coach Aija Gipp.

Long and the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's World Cup win motivates young girls in the Northport soccer program to want to be a part of it bring and brings more buzz to the program.

PIX11 videojournalist Keith Lopez has the story.